Associate life at Briggs at Morgan is described by our attorneys as both challenging and exhilarating. Files are staffed leanly, so new attorneys are engaged in important work, collaborating directly with our most senior shareholders and having client contact from Day 1.
In addition to honing their legal skills through the practice of law, associates are provided training in their particular practice area. We also provide training in more general topics involved in the practice of law such as marketing and proper billing. Briggs engages the National Institute for Trial Advocacy to provide experiential training programs for our attorneys and partners. Briggs supports individual attorneys' skill development through appropriate CLE and seminar attendance.
Associates are evaluated twice a year in the beginning of their practice at Briggs, and evaluations continue annually as they reach eligibility for shareholder consideration. The Evaluation Committee works closely with section heads to make sure that associates are getting the experience they need to learn and grow, and are also taking the appropriate initiative to position themselves to be elected shareholder.
Each incoming associate is assigned a mentor to help acclimate him or her to the firm and to the practice of law. In addition to the formal training and mentorship programs, Briggs strives to encourage social interaction and fun among our attorneys. Associates participate in firm-sponsored happy hours, retreats, parties, and other activities and organize their own group activities from time to time. Periodic all-attorney lunches are also held to encourage collaboration and friendships across our sections.
Associates are welcome to communicate their ideas and concerns to firm management, either directly or through an Associate Panel which is elected by the associate group. Associates are encouraged to contribute to various firm committees.
We are proud of each of our associate attorneys and know that they represent a bright future for Briggs and Morgan. To learn more about associate opportunities at Briggs, please see the pages on the Summer Associate Program, or, if you are a practicing attorney, the Lateral Opportunities page.